Exhibit: Phantom AccessExhibit from Jason Scott, on January, 2006
Apple II Disk Image: Phantom Access (143k)
Apple II Disk Image: Phantom Access Documentation (143k)
Discussions, Threats, and Reviews of Phantom Access (Circa 1987)
Contributed from Michael Kubecka, these are two Apple II Disk images and collected messages regarding Phantom Access, a hacking and phreaking program ostensibly created by Lord Digital in the late 1980's.
Michael warns me both that there is no guarantee that this is the "real" Phantom Access program, and that in an interview he read, Lord Digital mentioned this program would delete itself after a number of reboots. Although this is currently a disk image, it is still possible for an emulator to write over itself, and the image could be lost.
From the documentation for Phantom Access:
"The eventual goal of Phantom Access was to realize a fully automated
system for the Apple-Cat modem. The sound sampling and evaluation system has
been almost unchanged from revision 4.0 to 5.7 of the series, everything else
has been rewritten several times. The final 6.6 revision is a full
implementation of the original design (read: it has very little in common with
anything in the 5.7